Date: 05.21.14

Cetera Financial Group Announces Appointment of Erinn Ford As President of Cetera Advisors

Los Angeles, CA – Cetera Financial Group today announced that Erinn Ford has been named president of Cetera Advisors, one of the firms in the Cetera network. Ms. Ford will report directly to Brett Harrison, formerly both president and CEO of Cetera Advisors, who will continue as CEO of Cetera Advisors while also assuming an expanded executive role at Cetera Financial Group reporting to Larry Roth.

Cetera Advisors serves approximately 1,300 independent financial advisors. In total, Cetera Financial Group serves approximately 8,400 independent financial advisors, making it the nation’s second-largest independent broker-dealer and custodial platform.

Ms. Ford, 44, has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She joined Cetera Financial Group in 2012 as senior vice president, advisor relations for Cetera Advisors, where she focused on enhancing the advisor experience through proactive outreach, championing the feedback voiced by the field and reviewing the firm’s goals and strategies to ensure alignment with advisor needs. Prior to joining Cetera, she served as chief operations officer and chief marketing officer of an independent broker-dealer and RIA.

Mr. Harrison said, “We are pleased to announce the promotion of Erinn Ford as President of Cetera Advisors. During her time with Cetera, Erinn has proven to be an outstanding leader, and no one is more effective at successfully driving a strong relationship culture like the one we have at Cetera Advisors. These characteristics, coupled with her commitment to delivering exceptional service, make Erinn a natural fit for this role.”

Larry Roth, newly appointed CEO of Cetera Financial Group, said, “Erinn Ford is an excellent choice to assume the responsibilities of president of Cetera Advisors. She has extensive executive experience in our industry, and a passion for working closely with advisors to understand their needs and deliver customized solutions that support their business growth. Culturally and organizationally, she represents strong continuity of leadership and is another example of the deep management bench strength that exists throughout the Cetera organization.”

Ms. Ford said, “Cetera Advisors enjoys a unique culture, which has enabled it to become such a successful organization serving the needs of independent financial advisors. I am committed to nurturing its distinctive strengths and core values, as a part of the larger, growing Cetera family. I am honored to have been chosen to this position and look forward to working with Cetera’s entire executive team to advance our strategic goals and priorities, and to continue working to make Cetera the best it can be.”

Ms. Ford holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities registrations. She earned a bachelor of arts in speech communications from the University of Washington.

About Cetera Financial Group

Cetera Financial Group is the retail advice platform of RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP), making it the second largest independent financial network in America. It is one of the nation’s largest families of firms and provides award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, and innovative technology to over 8,400 independent financial professionals and nearly 600 financial institutions nationwide. Through its distinct firms, Cetera Advisors LLC, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, Cetera Investment Services LLC (Cetera Financial Institutions) and First Allied Securities, Inc., Cetera offers the benefits of a large, established and well-capitalized broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors in a way that is customized to their unique needs and aspirations. Cetera is committed to helping advisors grow their businesses and strengthen their relationships with clients. For more information visit www.Cetera.com.

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